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Using HTV Vive only software on Rift

StairmandStairmand Posts: 103
There are plenty of games on Steam that list only Vive support. As the Vive uses OpenVR how come they don't work on the Rift? Is It possibly to get them to work, it seems a shame we getting HMD specific games especially as the Vive has software to allow Rift support.


  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,810 Valuable Player
    edited September 2016
    I'm not certain that Vive exclusives are a real thing. I've downloaded free demo's from Steam that only list the Vive, but I was still able to see them with my Rift. However, due to the current absence of Touch controllers, I wasn't able to do much - and often times couldn't get beyond the menu screen. Yet I was definitely inside the games VR environment.

    Do you have a specific example?
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  • StairmandStairmand Posts: 103
    Nothing specific, however if you list VR games on Steam there are loads that don't list Rift support.
  • benplacebenplace Posts: 771
    Zenbane is right, its not that they won't work with the Rift, it is that there are no touch controllers yet and the games require it.
  • EliteSPAEliteSPA Posts: 1,560
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    Didnt know about htv vive :p
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  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,756 Valuable Player
    It'll be interesting to see how many Vive games will support Touch the day it comes out (or by the time most of us have our hands on it, at least).

    I know a couple people around here have got their hands on developer units, so hopefully those people can give us an idea of what (notable titles) already have that support and what don't.
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